Youth Sport –
Horsham hockey player John Burroughs has been appointed as college sports maker at Collyer’s.
The new role is part of a link between the college and Sport England’s Active Colleges Programme, with the aim of involving 14 to 25-year-olds and the local community in sport.
A qualified hockey and cricket coach, Mr Burroughs has worked in the sports development team at Horsham District Council for the last six years.
He said: “I’m extremely excited about this new role. Having worked in sports development for most of my career, I know the challenges faced trying to get this age group active. The investment by Collyer’s and Sport England is crucial to help this process.
“At Collyer’s we will be promoting a number of different sporting events. The swimming gala that students from the BTEC Sport course organised, in partnership with Atlantis and Horsham District Council, is an example of how local clubs and schools can be brought together.”
James Gordon, head of faculty for Business, Sport and Social Sciences at Collyer’s, said: “We are very excited to be one of the first colleges selected to start the Sports Maker scheme. It will be a great way to show our learners and the local community the importance of sport.”
Vice-principal Steve Nicholls added: “We’re over the moon to appoint someone with John’s outstanding experience and coaching qualifications.”